It’s a g’day for the Australian city of Melbourne as it has been named, for an incredible fifth year in a row, the world’s most liveable city.
The honour comes from the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking which is put together by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The ranking uses 30 factors, related to factors such as safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities, in order to asses which is the best to live in.
The Australian metropolis scored a whopping 97.5 out of a possible 100, just beating Vienna to the top spot. Unfortunately, London could only achieve mid-table mediocrity with a respectable but underwhelming score of 96.6. In fact England couldn’t even manage to get one city into the top ten, whereas Australia had four with Adelaide, Sydney and Perth joining Melbourne at the top.
Meanwhile, Canada scored highly, with three cities featuring. But then we all know Canada is lovely don't we?
Reports that the ranking was compiled by Paul Hogan remain unconfirmed. We also suspect that if spiders, snakes and lack of ozone layer were factored in to the findings, we'd see some seriously different rankings.